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The Western Australian Museum at Kalgoorlie Boulder Kalgoorlie

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The Western Australian Museum at Kalgoorlie Boulder
17 Hannan Street
Kalgoorlie
WA
6430
Tel: 08 9021 8533

Directions

The Museum is located accessible with all three of the city's bus routes. Car parking is available on site too.

Where are we going today?

Western Australia has an amazingly fascinating mining past, so why not step back in time and see what hardships were faced by the mining families in the early 1900s, and how this precious metal was found...that's what the Western Australian Museum at Kalgoorlie Boulder is for!

This family friendly museum gives the whole family an insight into the history of the Eastern Goldfields, and the city's amazing mining heritage is all there to learn about!

At the museum you can discover the unique role that the town has played in the development of Western Australia itself - both as a centre of mining, and as it's place on the edge of the Nullabor Plain.

The exhibits at the museum are geared towards those little learners aged 6 and over, there are a plenty of fun features that might appeal to those younger tykes. 

The Western Australian Museum at Kalgoorlie Boulder has a number of permanent exhibitions which are great for giving you a fascinating and educational family day out (that's what we like to hear!)

You can explore an authentic miners cottage that lets you really imagine what the living conditions would have been like for the early goldfield settlers. You can stroll the museum grounds, which includes the ethnobotanic garden, as well as a scenic courtyard. 

Spend some time in the very unique heritage-listed British Arms Hotel, which is also believed to be the narrowest pub in entire Southern Hemisphere, as well as a recreation of an Edwardian parlour which was out on the goldfields. 

Then, in the main gallery you can explore the main influence of the gold rush that transformed the region. There are objects and stories from the Goldfields, from aboriginal history to the early miners.

An great trip back down through a fascinating history of Western Australia!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFree! Suggested donation is $5 each
  • ChildrenFree! Suggested donation is $5 each
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - 4:30pm daily. ANZAC day 1pm opening.

All year round

Teachers corner

They offer engaging educational programs, perfect for different age groups, which gives students and hands-on learning experience! .

Any Top Tips?

There is a daily museum tour that starts at 10:30am .

Need a little extra help?

The entry is ramped, and there is level access on the ground floor. .

Can I get one of those?

The Western Australian Museum shop stocks all of the Museum's publications, as well as a wide variety of books, toys, merchandise, jewellery, gifts, homewares, merchandise and much more..

More information

Don't forget to check out the panoramic views of Kalgoorlie! .

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    A must when visiting Kalgoorlie. Friendly staff. Excellent view from the upper level taking the lift. Amazing gold exhibition in the basement. Highly recommended.

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    History of indigenous population in the region, white settlement, discovery of gold, unionism that followed and there's plenty of gold to see in the open to the public vault. There's a good view of the town from the top floor and you can purchase souvenirs. Entry is free but please make a donation.

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